Fundraiser Organised For Young Wexford Man Who Needed Heart Surgery In Melbourne

A fundraiser has been organised by ATAK Sports in Australia in support of a young Wexford man…

Sean Newens recently moved from the Gorey area in Wexford to Melbourne, Australia. The young Wexford native joined St Kevins GAA club down under in Melbourne.

Unfortunately, just last week, Sean collapsed at a GAA training session in Albert Park.

The Wexford-man suffered a Cardiac Arrest and needed resuscitation via a defrilator on the club’s GAA grounds.

As per the GoFundMe post, he has received heart surgery at Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, while his family members have now stated that he’s recovering.

Due to the incident, he cannot work or travel for the foreseeable future and it’s unlikely that he’ll ever play sport again. As he’s away in Australia and given the current climate and restrictions due to Covid-19, his parents and family members cannot travel over to him nor can he fly home.

The GoFundMe has appealed for the Irish community to “come together and help this young lad, especially in these tough times.”

At the time of writing, the fundraiser has already raised over $14,000 and Sean’s family members have thanked both the public for their support, the GAA club in Melbourne, and the swift action from some of the club members who saved his life.

If you’re in a position to donate, you can do so by clicking on the Sean’s GoFundMe link below:

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